Written by: Huang Weimin and Qiu Qiqian
2020-08-20 15:04Last update date: 2020-08-20 15:36
The police, fire and customs conducted an inter-departmental anti-triad joint operation. From August 11 to 19, an inter-departmental anti-triad joint operation was carried out in Yuen Long, Tin Shui Wai, and Pat Heung. A total of 325 people were arrested and involved The crimes include drug trafficking, operating a prostitution establishment, operating an illegal gambling establishment, gambling in an illegal casino, and other crimes related to illicit cigarettes and illicit oil.
Superintendent Ouyang Zhaogang, Assistant Commander (Criminal) of the Yuen Long Police District, said that under the influence of the gathering restriction order, most entertainment venues in Hong Kong did not operate. The police discovered that triad members used this period to conduct illegal activities to increase their income. Including pornographic establishments, illegal gambling stalls, dangerous drug parties, unlicensed bars, illegal petrol stations, etc. There is an upward trend in cases involving triads in Yuen Long. After intelligence analysis and in-depth investigations, the police, the fire department and the customs launched an anti-triad campaign. action.
During the operation, two pornographic venues, 11 illegal gambling stalls, 1 fishing airport, two drug party venues, 3 unlicensed bars and 3 illegal petrol stations were smashed. A total of 325 people were arrested during the operation, including 157 men and 168. Female, aged between 17 and 82 years old. The arrested persons included 5 illegal immigrants, 3 two-way permits, one person holding street paper, and 11 persons with triad background. The arrested persons were arrested on suspicion of multiple crimes, including operating a pornographic establishment, illegal entry, Operating illegal gambling stalls, etc.
During the operation, a total of more than 10,000 yuan worth of drugs, a large number of drug use tools, a large number of gambling equipment, more than 60,000 yuan of gambling, a large number of alcohol, 30,000 unpaid cigarettes, more than 5,000 liters of unpaid gasoline, and nearly 12,000 liters of oil were seized. It is believed that the market value of the seized items exceeded 520,000 yuan. Ouyang Zhaogang said that he believes that this operation has successfully cracked down on triad activities in the area and effectively blocked the source of triad income. Ouyang Zhaogang also pointed out that the current gathering restriction order is still in effect. Anyone who patronizes the aforementioned illegal places has the opportunity to violate the gathering restriction order. The police will vote against the relevant person later.
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